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Figures in Silk Paperback – 6 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (6 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007257821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007257829
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars54 customer ratings

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Praise for Portrait of an Unknown Woman:

'Bennett's background detail is impeccable – part love story, part thriller, all excellently imagined and written' The Times

'There is plenty to admire and enjoy in Bennett's portrayal of a society convulsed by radical change…Vanora Bennett is a writer to watch' Times Literary Supplement

'Distinguished…Romance, intrigue and art history are confidently blended, and Holbein canvases are afforded starring roles' Daily Mail

‘If you want a classier-than-average romantic read, one contender is this fine historiccal debut, a ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’-style tale’
Sunday Times

'An atmospheric, passionate novel set against a backdrop of religious and political upheaval' Woman and Home

About the Author

Vanora Bennett is a journalist and writer. She lived and worked in Russia for 7 years, writing for Reuters and the LA Times. She has been a foreign correspondent and feature writer and contributed to publications including The Times, the LA Times, the Guardian, the Observer and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two sons. She has written two previous novels: Portrait of an Unknown Woman and Queen of Silks. Her latest novel, Blood Royal comes out in May 2009.

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